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IBS and flatulence

Why flatulence can result from IBS

Flatulence has a number of causes and IBS is one of the reasons why you might have this experienced this symptom. Our expert Ali explains why IBS can give you excessive wind and how diet, lifestyle and natural remedies can help you.

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    boris — 21.07.2018 07:16
    Hi, I struggle with constipation and a lot of flatulence. I'm 19, active and otherwise healthy, and eat a vegan diet - I have plenty of fibre and eat dried fruits as I've heard that sorbitol can be helpful. I avoid acidic foods, beans and refined grains, as they seem to worsen my symptoms. Do you have any advice to help get things functioning normally?

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    - — 21.07.2018 07:15
    Hi, I struggle with constipation and a lot of flatulence. I'm 19, active and otherwise healthy, and eat a vegan diet - I have plenty of fibre and eat dried fruits as I've heard that sorbitol can be helpful. I avoid acidic foods, beans and refined grains, as they seem to worsen my symptoms. Do you have any advice to help get things functioning normally?

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      Ali — 23.07.2018 03:55
      Hi, I’d recommend you follow my new 5 Steps to Better Digestion plan and select constipation as your main ailment. Here I run through 5 days of tailored advice and discuss how supporting your stomach with bitter herbs can be useful, as well as upping your good gut bacteria can also be helpful. Initially our Linoforce can also help, but this shouldn’t be used in the long-term.

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    Rose Fenton — 05.05.2018 16:53
    I am elderly now and have two chronic illnesses, and am disabled. I have a muscle illness, so I have problems with IBS and the slow passage of food and digestion altogether. I am also hardly able to chew, as my muscles are so very weak. I have almost constant stomach ache, with belching and flatulence etc. etc. and have difficulty in passing stools. My diet is very poor, mainly soups, liquids, porridge, cereals, yoghurts with fruit juices. I have tried so many remedies. I also take Milk Thistle regularly, as I also have gall-stone problems. This has helped me tremendously and I would not be without it. Grateful for any advice. Please do not tell me to walk or exercise, because I cannot do neither. I do simple stretching and leg circles, as able.

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      Ali — 08.05.2018 11:40
      Hi Rose, I'm very sorry but given the seriousness of your condition it would be irresponsible of me to advise. You need to work with a local practitioner who can liaise with your doctor. I understand that this may not be possible, but unfortunately I can't advise otherwise. Best Wishes, Ali

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